Category: Reuters

Vaping teens more apt to move on to regular cigarettes: U.S. study

Reuters Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Older teens who try electronic cigarettes have six times the odds of trying regular cigarettes within two years than those who never puffed on the devices, a study published on Monday found… Expert quote: “What’s probably happening is these kids did not become regular vapers, (and) they turned […]

Independence of compliance reviews is questioned in drug firm settlements

Reuters Kevin Outterson, School of Law Some major U.S. drug companies have hired their own auditors to perform compliance reviews mandated in government settlements over alleged civil violations, such as paying kickbacks or off-label drug promotion, according to federal records reviewed by Reuters… Expert quote: “If the goal of this whole thing is to have […]

U.S. e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll… Expert quote: “There have been public health scares, and they are working. They are dissuading a lot of people from trying […]

Big banks lose as U.S. appeals court revives Libor lawsuits

Reuters Keith Hylton, School of Law A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived private antitrust litigation accusing major banks of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate, in a big setback for their defense against investors’ claims of market-rigging… Expert quote: “The likelihood of the plaintiffs actually having suffered harm is quite speculative in […]

Women’s chemical exposure may cost Europe more than $1 billion

Reuters Elizabeth Hatch, School of Public Health Across the European Union, women’s reproductive health issues from exposure to chemicals that disrupt their hormones may cost the economy more than 1.4 billion euros, or nearly US$1.6 billion, according to a new analysis… Expert quote: “It is extremely difficult to avoid exposure.” View full article

Ignition lock laws cut alcohol-related crash deaths

Reuters Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine States that require convicted drunk drivers to install ignition interlock devices in their cars had a 15 percent drop in alcohol-related crash deaths compared to states without these requirements, research shows… Expert quote: “It appears that a large number of deaths can be prevented with this intervention. It’s very […]

Background checks for gun buyers could save lives, U.S. study finds

Reuters Sandro Galea, School of Public Health Laws requiring background checks for buyers of guns and ammunition, as well as requirements that firearms be traceable, could sharply reduce gun deaths in the United States, according to a study published on Thursday… Expert quote: “Very few of the existing state-specific firearms laws are associated with reduced […]

Many hormone doctors feel uncomfortable with transgender patients

Reuters Joshua Safer, School of Medicine People who are transgender may have difficulty finding endocrinologists who feel comfortable and competent in providing needed care, according to a new survey of physicians… Expert quote: “The guidelines are an evidence-based, thoughtful approach from the ultimate mainstream endocrinology professional society and that is very strong for those needing […]